Have a look, is this for you?
A pal of mine from the Loughborough University, 25+ years ago, annoyingly good at sport, England schools Rugby captain and junior international skier, now has a young son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is bringing his zest and energy to finding a cure. How can one not support this, for him and so many others?
The Duchenne DashMAX:
The Duchenne DashMAX, is a fully supported 1,500 km bike ride from London to Monaco from 8-16th June. The event includes a 24-hour ‘Dash’ from London to Paris followed by an epic, 7-day ride through the beautiful countryside of central France and over the Alps, climbing more than 19,000 m, including Tour de France icons Col de la Croix de Fer and Alpe D’Huez. All to raise money for Duchenne UK in their fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For more information and to register your interest please go to duchennedashmax.co.uk.
A bit about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
For those of you that don’t know, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disease diagnosed in childhood, effecting the production of the protein dystrophin, (a vital protein in muscle strengthening), due to a mutation of the dystrophin gene. Usually diagnosed at a young age (between 3 and 5 years old) Duchenne is more common in boys than girls and is the most common fatal genetic disease diagnosed in children.
To find out more about Duchenne, please visit https://www.duchenneuk.org/.
I sincerely hope any cyclist might consider gathering a posse together for this. It’s a top-class event, very well supported.